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BEGINNER YOGA

BEGINNER YOGA

Class Description

This class is for beginners and those who want to deepen their understanding of yoga foundations. We’ll take time to explore basic yoga postures and basic breathing techniques. Many people believe they can’t do yoga because they are not flexible enough. You don’t have to conform to the pose as there are many ways to modify each posture to best suit your body needs. You’ll leave the class with a feeling of inner connection in both body and mind.

Benefits

In this class, we are aiming towards gaining confidence and knowledge about how to safely practice yoga. In turn, this careful examination of postures will optimize all of yoga’s various health benefits. The key of the practice is understanding that your breath is the fundamental part of the practice. Learning to breathe correctly and bringing awareness towards inhaling and exhaling will add multiple benefits as the body is better oxygenated. What we need to know is that all asanas are nature inspired. As little children, we unknowingly participated doing lots of asana movements. What created physical limitations is living in a seating culture. While knowing this simple truth, it is very easy to use your natural body alignment to do the pose and not forcefully to move into the stretch.

Heightened body awareness can greatly improve how well you take care of yourself on the mat and in your day to day life. You will be more likely to notice when you’re stressed or relaxed, in pain or pain free, tired or rested.

With consistent practice you will eliminate shoulders, hip and knee stiffness. You will become more aware of how you use your body, how you sit, and how you walk. Your upper spine will feel more flexible, and your hips more opened. Also, you will start to notice where you hold emotional tension in your body. All this will lead to a series of benefits for other conditions like anxiety, depression, asthma, fibromyalgia, stress, osteoporosis, arthritis, headaches, carpal tunnel, tendonitis, lower back pain, neck pain, knee pain and other conditions.

 A Brief Outline of the Routine

The class will start with an integration and exploration routine of your body and feelings. The intention is to feel  which body areas hold tension. You will learn about the importance of the breath and how to synchronise it with movement. Common yoga poses will be adapted to suit your body needs. You’ll learn how to love your body and gradually to improve flexibility in those areas of tension. Basic poses for the feet, knee, hips, hamstrings, moving onto the shoulders and upper body and spine will be experienced. You will also take time to work on core strength to keep the body stable and supported while in a posture. The class will end with guided meditation for beginners. This practice will make your whole body feel amazing. All your body will say Thank you to you !

 

Style driven from: Hatha Yoga and Classical Yoga (Raja Yoga)

Level: Beginners welcomed!

Duration: 1h

Equipment needed: comfortable clothes, water, mat

Time/ Location: See class schedule

Teacher: Maria

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